Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Radical Skincare Eye Revive Crème Review

 Press Sample (Affiliate Links)
Finding a good eye cream is difficult, but finding a truly great one is nearly impossible-- at least for me. As I have said time and again- I am very discriminating when it comes to what I want and need in an eye cream. I want a deeply nourishing and hydrating eye cream that decreases the appearance of dark circles, that reduced puffiness on the days that I don't sleep enough, and that keeps fine lines at bay.  To complicate my list of needs further, I prefer an eye cream lighter in texture that can stand up against the richest eye creams with respect to performance. I also don't want it to have petrolatum and mineral oil together at the top the the list of ingredients because that combination is the perfect storm for giving me milia. With as many eye creams as I have used and tested it has been very difficult to find one that actually fulfills all of my many demands. Often they are too rich and produce milia, or too light and don't provide adequate hydration and nourishment. My journey has been fraught by the necessity to use multiple products to do what I want, and it has made me feel a bit like the Goldilocks of eye creams as I have continuously sought the perfect eye cream for me that does all of these things. Well, I finally found my perfect eye cream in the Radical Skincare Eye Revive Crème.

I have used Radical Skincare Eye Revive Crème for more than 6 weeks, but truthfully I noticed radical results within the first week. My delicate eye area is nourished, moisturized, free of dark circles, free of puffiness, the skin is taut, the fine lines are radically reduced, and there is an unprecedented clarity. Furthermore, no milia whatsoever! I have already mentioned (here and here) that my skin has been getting more effusive praise since I began using Radical Skincare, but I have received lots of specific questions about what I have been using on my eyes since they look so noticeably improved. This is seriously the eye cream to end all eye creams-- it really is that great! I also love that it is housed in an airtight pump dispenser package to keep it fresh and uncontaminated.

To learn more about the inspiration behind Radical Skincare click here and the beautiful history of radical living here.

The unstoppable eye cream that works like 4 products in one treatment for the most sensitive and age- challenged eye area. 

Decrease discoloration and dark circles up to 19%
Decrease wrinkle depth by 50% in 4 weeks
Instantly hydrate, detoxify
Repair the sensitive skin to reduce puffiness

Trylacel Technology: 

Antioxidants are the best defense against free radical damage and aging. The strongest antioxidants are found in nature’s dark night shade fruits like resveratrol, coffee berry, acai, grapeseed, red wine extract, pomegranate, and cranberry to name a few. Multiple antioxidants are required to fight the numerous types of free radicals. Using one or two antioxidants is simply not enough.

When antioxidants are combined with reparative ingredients in a cream they break down and lose their power, rendering them ineffective to protect your skin from this free radical assault and therefore daily deterioration continues aging your skin. Until now. 

Trylacel™ a radical breakthrough in suspension technology, keeps the antioxidant potency and performance in the cream to deliver maximum benefits and results quickly. By combining and encapsulating maximum levels of powerful antioxidants, clinically proven reparative and soothing agents in a bi-lipid membrane.

Key ingredients and their benefits:

Green Coffee: The hydroxyl radical is an extremely reactive free radical formed in biological systems and has been implicated as a highly damaging species in free radicals pathology, capable of damaging almost every molecule found in living cells. This radical has the capacity to conjugate with nucleotides in DNA and cause strand breakage, having far reaching implications leading ultimately to carcinogenesis, mutagenesis and cytotoxicity. Green Coffee is a good scavenger of active oxygen species, and a very strong antioxidant.

Hylasome: Delivery system for water and a free radical scavenger. It is highly moisturizing, slow delivery of water, safe and more effective than HA (hyaluronic acid). Has 5 times the water binding capacity of hyaluronic acid.

Mala'kite: This ingredient is a stone extract with a strong anti-oxidant activity and a detoxifying activity. It is a general skin protector and can be used in all cosmetic treatments.

Gatuline: This ingredient fights the signs of aging. It targets cellular dynamism to reinforce the dermis architecture and fight the signs of aging. You will see up to 50% reduction in the wrinkled surface in just 1 application.

Full Ingredients List: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-20, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Alumina, Lanolin Oil, Allantoin, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Dimethiconol, Stearyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Niacinamide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Steareh-20, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Pentylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Malachite Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Vine Extract, Sodium Citrate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Propylene Glycol, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Dipeptide-2, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Biotin, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde.

Overall assessment: Pure magic. Radical Skincare Eye Revive Crème does everything that I want in an eye cream in a single product! It doesn't contain any of the offending ingredients that give me trouble, and it feels great on my eyes even on the days that they are more sensitive. This is an A+ Holy Grail eye cream, period.

$125.00 for 0.5 fl oz from Radical Skincare, SpaceNK, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale's & Dermstore (Affiliate links).

Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. Oh I want to grab a bottle NOW after reading this review! You're right about it being hard to find a good eye cream, but it sounds like this one IS pure magic indeed!

    1. Hi Sunny!!! this is the most amazing eye cream!! I have a very difficult time with eye creams because so many of them are way too rich for me and end up causing milia. Few actually address dark circles, and while I am not prone to puffiness-- I do get it when I don't get enough sleep (which happens when I work unreasonably long hours and don't get enough sleep). This cream does absolutely EVERYTHING that I want it to do, and doesn't require me to use piles of other products to get the results that I want. I will definitely be purchasing a bottle the moment that I run out of this one! So far I haven't found anything that has even come close to this eye cream!!!!! It's definitely worth trying! :-)

  2. Hi Helen

    Ok, I caved (again), and I purchased the eye cream, the cleanser and the exfoliator pads!! Do you use the cleanser with your clarisonic? I need to figure out now how to rotate all these products now. Happy holidays!


    1. Hi Veronica! Have you tried them yet? If so, are you loving them? I have tried the cleanser with my Clarisonic and it is nice. However, my favorite way to use it is to apply it to dry skin and massage it in with my fingers, and then rinse it off with warm water. See which way you prefer to use it. I just enjoy the cleanser to much that I actually want to touch it! I have found that having lots of beloved skincare products requires a bit of thought and assessment before picking out what to use. What works for me is paying super close attention to the needs of my skin each time that I am about to wash it. This way I pick the products that will respond to the needs of my skin at any given moment. For instance, if my skin is particularly hydrated, I may skip a moisturizer altogether and just use a beauty oil. If it is a touch dull, I choose a cleanser that has exfoliating properties. Just listen to the needs of the skin and you will know which of your products to use. Keep me posted! Happy Holidays to you as well!!! xo, Helen


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